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How Rapid Deployment Centers Are Changing Inventory Management

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In the retail space, online sales brought in $97.3 billion for the second quarter of 2016. That is an increase of 4.5 percent from Q1 2016 and represents around 8 percent of the $1.2 trillion in total Q2 retail sales, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. That 4.5 percent uptick in online sales compares to a mere 1.5 percent ... Read More »

The New Complexity of Warehouses

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The world of e-commerce has rapidly and completely altered how we as consumers think about shopping. Massive retailers like Amazon offer almost every conceivable product, and most of them can be at your front door within two days, or sometimes the very same day you place your order. The way we shop, what we buy, when we buy it, what ... Read More »

What You Need To Know About Telecommuting

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Telecommuting is more often than not a boon for both the remote worker and their company. Telecommuters are less likely to quit their job, very likely to have high morale and more likely to not only work productively but save their employer money. But the question has remained: Are companies really getting their money’s worth when they allow employees to ... Read More »

The Pros and Cons of DIY Data Warehousing

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As the world becomes increasingly digital, from the way we as individuals communicate and learn to how businesses engage their customers and their partners to create a supply chain, one often overlooked question is where does all of our information go when we’re not using it, and how is it accessed and utilized when we are? As consumers, that question usually ... Read More »

How Schools Can Stop Wasting Money on iPads That Eventually Go Missing

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Schools, whether public or private, elementary or secondary, have always had to conduct asset management in some capacity, tracking the locations and numbers of textbooks and other supplies using spreadsheets and manual audits. As the supplies teachers use to instruct students morph into more technologically complex items, will the systems they use to track those items follow suit? Indeed, the ... Read More »

Barcode Labels That Beat the Heat

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Businesses of all sizes and across all industries are increasingly coming to the same realization: Barcodes and barcode labels are incredibly helpful tools, great for keeping inventory and assets organized as part of a larger control system. Amazon uses them to keep track of everything in their massive, chaotic warehouses; small businesses and government agencies use them to record the location ... Read More »

Before a Disaster: 3 Things to Ensure

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You can control your business approach, you can control your business location, you can control the software you use; but there’s one thing you simply cannot control: the weather. Natural disasters can strike at any moment, leaving a business of any size in ruins. Instead of trying to pick up the pieces after the damage is done, being prepared can ... Read More »

6 Kinds of Inventory Control That Work Best

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Properly managing inventory may sound like tedious, draining work, especially when there are so many other seemingly important tasks to tend to, but doing so is key to a business’ financial health. Just take a look at how much care large companies put into its inventory tracking system. Because of their size, these companies can’t take a chance using manual ... Read More »

How IKEA Keeps Track of Their Massive Inventory

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When you’re the world’s largest home furnishing retailer, offering roughly about 9,500 products and bringing in $36.3 billion in sales, some kind of automated inventory management system is a must. For those who have been to IKEA, it’s impossible not to be in awe of the rows of meticulously stacked flat boxes as high as a person can reach, and ... Read More »

Zebra TC8000 vs. Motorola MC9200

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The Zebra TC8000 is the most talked about device to hit the rugged mobile computer market in the last 20 years. It is everything the MC9200 is (a rugged, purpose-built workhorse) with a “new school” twist. So here we go again, old school vs. new school.  Kind of like your grandparents telling you how they used to walk to school, ... Read More »